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Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek Group), an Indonesian media conglomerate, is investing US$375 million in Grab — one of the largest unicorn startups in Southeast Asia. Emtek holds a stake in several media companies, OMNI hospitals, e-wallet DANA, one of the largest e-commerce platform in Indonesia, Bukalapak and more. Grab is a regional superapp, providing ride-hailing, food delivery, e-wallet and more. ...

Indonesian solar power giant, SUN Energy (Surya Utama Nuansa), is set to increase the company’s portfolio in Southeast Asia. This move comes as the demand for solar power continues rising in Southeast Asia while costs begin falling. The company has set a goal to increase its portfolio by 11-fold from 180 MWp (megawatts peak) to 2 GWp (gigawatts peak) by ...

The first parliament meeting kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 26 July 2021 after 8 months of break since 17 December 2020. The Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) sitting is the first meeting after it had been suspended since Sultan Abdullah approved a state of emergency in January 2021. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin began his speech over an hour ...

A Malaysian pet bakery, Barkery Oven, recently launched a series of durian treats that are safe for dogs, made from D101 durians. The durian-flavoured treats have no added sugar, salt, or wheat for the benefit of pets’ health. Durian is one of the most famous fruits in Malaysia and loved by many Malaysians, it has been crowned as “The King ...

PCCW, the Hong Kong telecommunications, media, and technology conglomerate controlled by billionaire Richard Li, is said to be in talks to sell its data center assets to DigitalBridge Group Inc. The PCCW’s data center business owns 9 data centers in Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia, the deal is said to be valued over US$600 million. DigitalBridge Group Inc, a digital ...

The Summer heatwave in Dubai is causing the city to become so hot that its temperatures regularly surpass 120F (50 °C). Due to that, The UAE has resolved to tackling the heatwave by creating its own artificial rain using drones that fly into clouds and unleash electrical charges to increase the clumping of clouds (hence producing rain). The UAE’s National ...

Police are currently investigating a Malaysian man who threatened to beat up another man after he was pointed out for not wearing a mask. The incident, which took place at an outdoor (nasi lemak) food stall in Malaysia, was recorded in a 29-second video that has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the suspect can be seen ...

Rural content is a new trend among the farmers on Douyin (China’s version of TikTok). A village-born livestreaming farmer, Jin Guowei, has made his name known from being deeply in debt back in 2018 to making RMB 300 million (US$ 46 million) of sales in 2020. He then founded Brother Pomegranate, accumulating over 7.3 million followers and once sold RMB ...

Billionaire, Sir Richard Brandson, has just travelled to space and returned safely via Virgin Galactic — his very own space travel company. Branson’s journey was predicted by the animated cartoon, The Simpsons, back in 2014. The Simpsons is Fox’s long-running animated comedy series, which aired an episode of Branson floating in space on March 23rd, 2014. Virgin Atlantic agreed on ...

A Malaysian man from Kuching dressed up as in a T-Rex costume on the day he was supposed to get his vaccination. The man, who came in a full dinosaur costume, was identified as Kenny Sia, a 39 year-old fitness instructor & entrepreneur. “Rather than wearing just like only face masks or face shields only, I decided to go the ...

An angry woman in Zhejiang, eastern China, ran her ex-boyfriend’s car past 49 red traffic lights on purpose. The woman, identified as Lou, was arrested by the police on suspicions of provoking trouble. The police later found out that the car had been rented by a man called Chen from the car owner Qian, who was later found to have ...

Divers have just experienced Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest diving pool in the world. The 200 feet deep pool has recently opened its doors in the United Arab Emirates as of July 2021. The diving pool currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the deepest swimming pool in the world. The pool hosts almost 3.7 million gallons (14 million ...

Italy won the UEFA Cup 2020 Championships after defeating England in the Final, hosted in Wembley Stadium, England. They fought for penalties after an 1-1 extra-time draw game. Italy finished England with 3-2 in penalties. Italy’s goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, crushed hosts England’s dream to win the Euro 2020 after saving 2 England penalties. Italy won the Euro Championships for the ...

A video that caught 2 adorable penguins strolling romantically along South Africa beach has gone viral. The 2 penguins were holding their flippers while walking along, Norma Landeros-Ramirez and her husband have witnessed one of the most romantic moments. The video was shot at the Boulders Penguin Colony in Cape Town, Africa, the penguins there are famous because of their ...

Malaysia is currently experiencing the most massive outbreak of Covid-19 virus, causing the economy to crumble and many lost their jobs. The “White Flag” campaign and “Food Bank” donation were quickly organised in the country by its own people to help those in need – raising a white flag signalling food is running out and food banks serve food donation. ...

A Japanese woman uses a water pistol extinguish in protest over decision to go ahead with the Olympic Games despite Covid risks. The incident happened around 7:40pm on Sunday when the final runner making his way around Senba Park adjourning to the finish line. Kayoko Takahashi, 53, an unemployed woman, later got herself arrested by the officials for forcible obstruction ...

Manny Pacquiao, professional boxer, is back in Los Angeles and already training for his upcoming fight. Manny Pacquiao, 42, will face off against world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. After 2 years hiatus, he was seen doing his morning run and mingled with fans at the Pan Pacific Park ...

Two astronauts from Shenzhou-12 have successfully completed the second space walk in the country’s history on Saturday. China’s first space walk was made in 27th September 2008 during the Shenzhou-7 mission where Zhai Zhigang spent 20 minutes outside the spacecraft. Three astronauts blasted off ground last month to become TianGong’s station first crew, spending 3 months in the station. Two ...

With the global pandemic affecting livelihoods, more and more people are looking towards starting a “side business” of their very own. Scoopoint, a business community from Malaysia, is on a mission to provide a learning platform and community to support new entrepreneurs with their ventures. Key Highlights For as low as $12, individuals keen on starting a business can enrol ...

Dr. Muhamad Mutaza, a doctor from Wales, had no choice to sell his family car to pay off his son’s in-app purchase. He allowed his 7 year-old son to play a game called Dragon: Rise of Berk using his iPhone for 1 hour because it’s a free game. In a short period of 60 minuets, his son managed to run ...